Your Guide to this No-Gluten, High Vitamin B & High Calcium Grain-like Seed
Posted April 29, 2007.
Millet is not just for the birds. When you find out all the benefits of millet nutrition, you’ll want to include this ancient prized grain-like seed in your own diet!
Most people have not even heard of millet, much less understand the benefits of millet nutrition. And yet, millet is one of the best-kept secrets of our ancient ancestors. Traced back to its origin in China, millet has been used throughout the ages and across many countries.
For centuries millet has been a prized crop in China, India, Greece, Egypt and Africa, used in everything from bread to couscous, and as cereal grain.
Millet is even mentioned as a treasured crop in the Bible.
This tiny “grain” is gluten-free and packed with vitamins and minerals. In fact, while it’s often called a grain because of it’s grain-like consistency, millet is actually a seed. It’s often used in birdseed mixture, but if you think it’s just for the birds, you’re missing out on important benefits of millet nutrition for yourself!
Millet is one of the four gluten-free grain-like seeds on the Body Ecology program.
Some of the key reasons millet is part of your healthy Body Ecology diet is because it:
- Does NOT feed pathogenic yeast (candida),
- Acts as a prebiotic to feed important microflora in your inner ecosystem
- Provides serotonin to calm and soothe your moods.
- Helps hydrate your colon to keep you regular.
- Is alkaline.
- Digests easily.
- Millet is full of nutrients your body needs, such as:
- B vitamins
And that’s not all. Many studies have been done on millet nutrition to identify its benefits for your health. Here are some of the findings:
- Magnesium in millet can help reduce the affects of migraines and heart attacks.
- Niacin (vitamin B3) in millet can help lower cholesterol.
- Phosphorus in millet helps with fat metabolism, body tissue repair and creating energy (phosphorus is an essential component ofadenosine triphosphate or ATP, a precursor to energy in your body)
- Millet can help lower risk of type 2 diabetes.
- Fiber from whole grains has been shown to protect against breast cancer.
- Whole grains have been shown to protect against childhood asthma.